There is something about the cool weather of fall and a new book that go hand in hand. I love the thought of snuggling under a warm blanket, sipping on something hot and watching the leaves swirl in the wind. Nights when the lights are turned on, just a little earlier, are perfect nights to relax with a book. As always my reading tastes are varied and my wish list on Amazon is filled with authors and characters that are like old friends to me. If you are looking for me on these upcoming fall nights, leading up to a busy holiday season, you will find me losing myself in the pages of one of these books.
Another Maggie Hope mystery is always one I look forward to. She is a spunky heroine and the World War Two spy plot is detailed and fascinating.
A new set of characters awaits, by the author of The Shoemaker's Wife series of books. Her books are rich in family and tradition and always a good read.
Since this is the author of one of my favorite books, The Language of Flowers, it is highly anticipated.
Another author of one of my favorites, The Paris Wife, has written a new novel set in colonial Kenya.
Doctor Kay Scarpetta is back in another psychological thriller and I always enjoy getting caught up in the latest crime in her world of Cambridge, Massachusetts. All the characters in these books are intelligent, flawed in many ways, but extremely interesting.
I am looking forward to being back in London and the world of Scotland Yard detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers. It is their working relationship that makes these books special.